We’ve all heard of it, the afternoon slump where your energy level drops and everyone in the office reaches for a snack, from a candy bar to another cup of coffee.
Eventually we run out of fuel. It leaves us feeling drained, overloaded, and maybe even stressed. So my goal is to provide you with tips that will feed your brain.
FEED YOUR BRAIN
- Then the first step is to feed your brain. By giving your brain energy you will recharge yourself, and get your focus and drive back.
- Glucose is usually referred to as sugar, and is necessary for decision making in the brain.
- Add complex carbohydrates into your diet. Complex carbohydrates are usually in things like whole grains, so adding something like brown rice, sweet potatoes, or extra servings of green veggies will help boost your brain and can do wonders for your waistline.
- Simple sugar may feel good going down, but lead to blood sugar spikes.
GET ADEQUATE REST
- Sleep is when your brain rests and recovers from the day. Getting enough plays a huge role in your focus and energy for the next day.
- Sleep to feed your brain may come in the form of getting eight hours each night, or a 20-minute nap somewhere in the day.
- Both are great at helping your brain rest and recover, as well as letting your whole body recharge.
Don’t count sleep out as something vital to your productivity. Often people skip sleep by staying up late or waking up extra early to get things done, but sleep is also important when it comes to maintaining focus and productivity.
GIVE YOURSELF MOMETS TO DAYDREAM
Another option for feeding your brain is daydreaming.
- Daydreaming increases glucose and decision making, which helps your brain recharge by taking the hyper focus away and allowing you to relax.
- Daydreaming can come in the form of meditation, prayer, or taking a walk around the block.
It’s important to give your brain a break so it can recharge, and even as little as 15 minutes will help you rest and refocus.
No matter what your schedule or workload, these things are important ways to beat the afternoon slump and you must find a way to work them into your day and lifestyle.